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Learn University of Arizona-College of Medicine -Sarver Heart Center’s Continuous Chest Compression CPR

26 Jan

ImageSarver Heart Center’s newest video makes it easy to learn Continuous Chest Compression CPR. Every three days, more Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest than the number who died in the 9-11 attacks. You can lessen this recurring loss by learning this hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest.  Watch physician researchers Gordon A. Ewy, MD, and Karl Kern, MD, demonstrate the easy, life-saving method that they developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.  See the video at: http://ahsc.arizona.edu/node/730

Do You Know the Rules About Classifying Medical Treatment As First Aid and How it Saves You Money?

4 Aug

When an employee is injured on the job, it is important that they receive the best and most appropriate medical care. However, not all medical care must be either reported to your workers’ compensation insurer and charged against your claims – increasing your future experience modification – nor recorded as an injury in your OSHA Injury Records.

Cal/OSHA and Federal OSHA define “first aid” as any one-time treatment, and any follow up visit for the purpose of observation of minor scratches, cuts, burns, splinters, or other minor industrial injury, which do not ordinarily require medical care. This one-time treatment, and follow up visit for the purpose of observation, is considered first aid even though provided by a physician or registered professional personnel. California Labor Code 5401 (a).

Only the following services qualify as “first aid”:

  • Using a non-prescription medication at nonprescription strength
  • Administering tetanus immunizations (other immunizations, such as Hepatitis B vaccine or rabies vaccine, are considered medical treatment);
  • Cleaning, flushing or soaking wounds on the surface of the skin;

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